Gregory Dal Piaz

Location: New York, NY

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Top 10 Amarone tasted 11/13

5. Amarone Della Valpolicella Classico DOC 6 Flaschen In Original-Holzkiste Bertani Grezzana Venetien (2001)

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Average price: $119.99 from 5 stores
Here we have a wine just hitting its stride and full of aromatic tea, dried soil, dried flowers, a bit of fungi, and an underlying sweetness to the emerging notes of dried meat, licorice and cooked fennel. While the nose gives the impression of something older, this is still fresh and tight on entry, with real focus, and very elegant with attractive freshness to the fruit. Very much in the house style with dried fruit tones cast over a bed of fresh cherry fruit. There's plenty of emerging tannin here and underlying minerality, inner mouth umami notes emerge on the midpalate then the fruit tries to explode on the finish which is long and shows complexity younger versions lack. Very acid driven on the finale, with air the nose gains more soil driven components, and complex dried herb and incipient tobacco notes. Raspberry fruit starts to pop on the midpalate, and the finish gains additional layers of flavor. This could probably evolve over the course of day giving a fascinating drinking experience, and remains a good candidate for an additional decade or two of cellaring. 94pts
 
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  • 1130471Lisa Corbett My favourites are the Dal Forno and Guiseppi Quintarelli Amarone


  • 1041141Tiakittie Mine are the Speri and the Zenato Classico. I love the Zenato for its flavours and affordability (only $45 in Canada) and the Speri is...Speri! My Treat wine!!


  • 1121152Hugh Preece Allegrini and. Zenato are 2 of my favorites!


  • 1377190Scott Shepard No good Amarone list is complete without mentioning the Michele Castellani Cinque Stelle of 2003 and 2005. They are my favorites under $300.


  • 468011ssolot My favorite Amarone is Zenato


  • 357295winescholar I'm surprised Quagliarelli wasn't even mentioned on this list, especially being the father of amarones....however i'd have to say that his amarones are by far my favorites along whith Ca' de Loi and Zenato


  • 357295winescholar oppps ...i meant Quintarelli !!!


  • 939112ninecc must try Morar by Valentina Cubi!!!


  • 1463288MattBen Absolutely the Fratelli Vogadori Amarone! The Forlago selection is the best!



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